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Monday, April 28, 2014

* Summer Hours Start Today

The University will begin a modified summer schedule on May 12 through August 8, 2014. Business hours for the campus will be adjusted during this period to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As always, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet the University’s and their respective department’s service requirements. We will return to regular hours on Monday August 11, 2014.

The modified summer work schedule is incumbent on ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies. It is important to maintain our commitment and communication with students and their parents during the summer months. Your assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated.


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: A Band Concert and the Annual Gumberts Recital

The Department of Music’s University Band and Jazz Ensemble II will present a joint concert in Eykamp Hall this evening, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. Jazz Ensemble II, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Guitar and Jazz Studies Renato Butturi, will open the program with a slate of works that will include pieces by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and Mike Carubia. Assistant Professor and Director of Bands Ken Steinsultz and Assistant Professor of Music Education Timothy Groulx will then lead the University Band in a program of standard and contemporary wind ensemble music, including works by Thomas S. Allen, Frank Tichel, and James Barnes. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music will conclude its concert offerings for the academic year on Tuesday, April 29, with the thirty-seventh annual Gumberts Award Recital. Each year, the Gumberts Award Recital features the best performers among the senior class as selected by the Department faculty. This year, the performers are Kaitlin Emmert (violin), Tyler Samuel (soprano), and Meghan Pund (clarinet). The three seniors will perform a wide range of works from the Baroque to the Modern era, including selections by Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Edward Elgar, Igor Stravinsky, and Leonard Bernstein. A panel of judges from outside the Department will evaluate their performances and select this year’s award recipient. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall and is free and open to the public.

* Cram Bags for sale April 29

Purchase a snack for finals and help cure Type 1 Diabetes! Stop by the table on the plaza outside Ridgway University Center on April 29 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to buy a snack and help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

You can also help the cause by joining us in the Walk for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) on May 17 at Holiday World (Register on-line at Go to “find a walk near you.” Choose Indiana, Santa Claus, University of Evansville team.) There is no registration fee, and participants are encouraged to raise sponsor money through use of social media.

Participants will complete a one-mile walk through Holiday World and will receive free lunch plus free admission to the Holiday World park all day, a free purple UE t-shirt, and a free JDRF walk t-shirt.

Contact Shala Cunningham (sc23), Jamie Titzer (jt186), or Kathy Liu (kl154) for more information.

* Free paper shredding and obsolete electronics recycling day April 30

Once again this spring, the free paper recycling day will be augmented by a free obsolete electronics recycling day. This University supported event is scheduled on Wednesday, April 30 - Reading/Study Day. PLEASE NOTE THAT PAPER SHREDDING COLLECTION WILL BE CHANGING LOCATIONS AS FOLLOWS:

Paper shredding: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Koch Center parking lot; 12 to 1:30 p.m. IN LOT A
Free paper shredding by Piranha Mobile Shredding will return to the campus once again! All UE students, faculty, staff and alumni can take advantage of this free service. So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office, home or room, this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc. No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed. Please no telephone books, magazines or newspapers. Also, please note that there is a 100lb. paper limit per visit (number of visits is not limited).

Obsolete Electronics Recycling - Hale loop drive from 12 to 2 pm; and on the Lagoon from 2 to 4 pm.
Students and employees (faculty, administrators and staff) can bring their personal, obsolete electronic equipment to be recycled at no cost. Accepted items include: CRT monitors, LCD displays, computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, cables, circuit boards, connectors, electrical equipment, audio video equipment, DVD players, stereos, radios, calculators, TVs, speakers, VCRs, microwave ovens and small refrigerators as allowed in dorms. Small quantities of lead acid, rechargeable and alkaline batteries will be accepted. Some items that C&I Electronics CANNOT accept are fluorescent light bulbs (including compact bulbs), full size refrigerators, stoves, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, leaking batteries and any other items C&I Electronics deems not acceptable. Please NO electronics owned by the University.

For more information or questions contact Jan Schrader at js652 or 2697.

* Federal Loan Exit Counseling Required for Spring Graduates

Students who have received Federal Direct Loans while attending UE and plan to graduate or transfer this spring, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the next session in Hyde Hall in Room 126, on April 30 at 2:00 p.m. You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE, plus a next of kin at a different address than yours. Session will last approximately 30 minutes.

* Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Travel Exhibit

Don't forget to visit the Lincoln in the Libraries. The exhibit will be on display until Friday, May 16.


Info You Should Know

* Transcripts for Current Students

Due to the entering of final grades, transcripts will not be available from the Registrar’s Office beginning April 30th until May 13th . During this time, students needing unofficial transcripts can print this information from their WebAdvisor account. 

* Wellness Nurse on Campus April 28

The employee wellness nurse will be in Graves Hall Lobby on Monday, April 28, 1 - 3 p.m.

Spring has sprung (in spite of this rainy weather) and summer is just around the corner! Don’t forget to use sunscreen as you start spending more time in the sun with the nicer weather.

* Moving Boxes

The UE Bookstore has a limited number of boxes that can be used for moving by UE students. The boxes are free while they last. If you need one please come to the Bookstore.

* Important "Mail" Notice for Students Living in UE Housing!

Last Day for Mail Delivery and Pick Up for All Students Who Have Been Living in UE Housing will be Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Please review the “Office of Residence Life” website link at “On-Campus Services”-“Mail Services” link prior to departure.

You are strongly encouraged to contact financial institutions directly. The University is not responsible for fines or penalties due to delayed mail delivery.

If you are expecting packages shipped via couriers (FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS, etc.) that may arrive after your departure, please contact UE Mail Services when inquiring about these items.
Mail Services will not be able to forward items; please make other arrangements prior to departure.

Please contact UE Mail Services with questions or concerns via email or phone (812) 488-2197.

* Libraries Announces Final Exam Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during Final Examinations.
Wednesday, April 30: 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursdsay, May 1: 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday, May 2  7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 3: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 4:  Noon - 1:00 am
Monday, May 5: 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tueday, May 6: 7:30 am - Midnight
Wednesday, May 7:  7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376 or .

* Purchasing Procedures Announced for May 2014

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, Administrative Services and Accounting and Audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard Purchases
• Pcard purchases posting to the statement on or before May 21 (cycle end date) will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days. However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.
• Pcard purchases posting from May 22 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 (new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.

Office Depot Orders
• Normally, Office Depot orders placed by 3 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.
• Office Depot orders received by May 13 will likely post on the May 21 Pcard Cycle and be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.
• Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 funds, unless the items purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.

Purchase Orders
• Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.
• Approved requisitions indicating FY 2014-2015 written on them in red ink will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.
• Backordered Purchase Orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 funds.

Blanket Orders
• All FY 2013-2014 Blanket orders expire on May 31, 2014.
• Approved Requisitions for FY 2014-2015 (new year) Blanket Orders may now be submitted with June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015 effective dates.
• Backordered Blanket Purchase Order items not delivered by May 31, 2014 will be paid from FY 2014-2015 funds.

Requisitions for Check Request
• All services completed and items purchased less than $100 and on campus by May 31, must be submitted on a requisition to Accounting & Audit by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 9 to be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds.

• The requisitions must have appropriate approvals and funds available to be charged to FY 2013-2014.
• Any requisitions less than $100 not submitted by this time or those submitted without appropriate approvals or without funds available will be charged to your budget in FY 2014-2015.

• All services completed and items purchased for $100 or more and on campus by May 31 must be submitted on a requisition to Accounting and Audit by Monday, June 16 to be paid from FY 2013-2014 funds. Any requisitions not submitted by this time will be charged to your budget in FY 2014-2015.



* Creative Writing Professors Headline Letters for Literature at State Library in Indianapolis

Congratulations to Department of Creative Writing Professors Rob Griffith and Margaret McMullan who were guest judges and workshop leaders for the Letters for Literature State High School Contest and the Young Literary Day sponsored by the Indiana State Library and the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Professors Griffith and McMullan led poetry and fiction writing workshops for 50 of the 185 winning Indiana students at the State Library in Indianapolis , Saturday, April 26. Over 300 guests, including students and teachers attended the ceremony. Professor Griffith delivered the keynote address and they both met with young writers and signed books.

Letters About Literature is a national reading-writing contest that asks students in grades 4-12 to write a personal letter to an author, explaining how his or her work changed their view of the world or themselves. Letters About Literature is a program of the Indiana Center for the Book and sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

* Meghan Becker Named Winner of Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award

The Music Department is pleased to announce Meghan Becker as the winner of this year’s Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award.  The award is given annually to a rising senior who is recognized by the Department of Music Faculty as showing excellence in their contributions to music and the university.  The Presser Award is made possible through a grant from the The Presser Foundation, promoting the causes of musical education and musical philanthropy.

* Knoester and Plikuhn Article Accepted for Publication

Matthew Knoester, assistant professor of education, and Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology, had their paper entitled "Inquiry into the Independent Reading Development of First-Generation College Graduates with Advanced Degrees" accepted for publication in the Journal of Literacy Research.



* Men's Golf Ready for MVC Championship

Sporting a pair of spring team victories as well as three of the top ten golfers in the Missouri Valley Conference, the University of Evansville men’s golf team takes a great deal of confidence into the MVC Championship, which is slated for today and Tuesday.

TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. will play host to the event with 36 holes set for today and the final 18 slated for Tuesday morning. The course, which is located in Silvis, Ill., is home to the yearly PGA John Deer Classic. It is also rated as one of the 100 greatest public courses in the United States as well as one of the top five in Illinois.

Earlier in the week, the Purple Aces were picked to finish third in the event. That was the highest UE had been voted in the pre-tournament poll. The Aces began the spring with a victory at the Don Benbow Intercollegiate before taking a win earlier this month at the Bradley Invitational.

The Aces are the only MVC team to have three golfers rank in the top ten in stroke average. Leading that group is sophomore Alex Turner. Turner ranks second in the conference with a 72.35 average. Over the course of the full season, turner posted three top 3 finishes with his highest finish coming at the Dayton Flyer Invitational where he tied for second place.

Quinn Vilneff sits in third place in the MVC with a 72.83 average. The defending winner of the Elite 18 award has finished in the top ten in five out of nine tournaments. His fourth place in the spring opener helped the Aces take the win at the Benbow Invitational. Vilneff posted a 6th place finish in last year’s conference championship en route to All-Conference honors.

Rounding out the conference top 10 is Parker Hensley. The senior from San Antonio has averaged 74.10 strokes per round in his final campaign at UE. Hensley has done an unbelievable job of improving from his junior campaign. Last season, he posted a 78.63 average and has lowered that by over four shots. Hensley tied for second place at the Butler Fall Invitational for his top senior finish thus far.

Wichita State received seven out of nine first place votes and was chosen as the favorite to win the tournament. Illinois State picked up the other two top votes with Evansville being picked in third.

* Purple Aces to Take on Hilltoppers

The University of Evansville softball team is set to travel to Bowling Green, Ky., to take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in a single game on Tuesday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m.

UE is sitting at 18-30 on the season and has a 6-17 record in Missouri Valley Conference play. WKU is 31-20-1 and has a 10-8 record in the Sun Belt Conference.

The Aces have gone 0-2 against the Hilltoppers over the past two years, with last year’s game being a 2-6 loss.

Evansville will enter the game offensively behind Megan Gurski, Chandra Parr and Emma Buckles. Gurski has been the Aces best offensive threat all season, hitting .359 to go along with seven homeruns, 27 RBIs, six walks and a .388 on base percentage. Parr has been on-fire as of late; she has a team leading 10 homeruns, 29 RBIs and has been walked 14 times. Parr is now sitting tied for second in the MVC in homers. Emma Buckles has been the Aces best base stealer; she has a team leading 12 and is hitting .280.

Megan Gurski has also been the best pitcher for Evansville, throwing 139.0 innings, striking out 119 and allowing only 87 runs. She has a 3.73 ERA and a 9-13 record with eight complete games and two saves.

WKU enters the game behind Brooke Holloway and Preslie Cruce. Holloway has a team leading six homeruns and has 67 total bases including a .453 slugging percentage. Cruce is hitting .302 and has five homeruns and 27 RBIs.

The Hilltoppers best pitcher has been Emily Rousseau. Rousseau has a 2.80 ERA, has struck out 153 batters in 197.2 innings of work and has a 16-14 win-loss record, including 20 complete games.

After the single game against WKU, the Aces will host the Missouri State Bears in the final conference series of the season.

* Aces Complete Sweep of Bradley with 12-2 Win Sunday

After a rain delay of almost an hour and a half in the second inning, the University of Evansville baseball team's offense exploded for 12 runs on 10 hits to complete the three-game sweep of Bradley with a 12-2 win Sunday afternoon at Braun Stadium.

"It was an overall great performance by our guys and this is such a special club that is really grinding it out and performing at such a high level," head coach Wes Carroll said. "It is tough to have to put the tarp on and sit through a rain delay, but afterward, Cole Isom put together a championship effort on the mound."

Junior Jarod Perry led Evansville's (28-14, 9-3 MVC) offensive outburst by going 2-for-3 with three RBI, a run scored and a stolen base. Senior Jake Mahon drove in a pair of runs by going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, while junior Kevin Kaczmarski tripled, drove in a run and scored another as part of a 2-for-4 afternoon. In addition, sophomore Eric McKibban was a perfect 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored, while follow sophomore Jonathan Ramon finished 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored.

"Our offense just ambushed them," Carroll said. "It was big to put up a seven spot in the third and we had so many guys make quality trips to the plate and get great at bats. Jake Mahon being able to get a big two-out knock with two strikes to extend the inning was the key to that inning."

On the mound, senior Cole Isom (4-4) turned in a complete-game effort by allowing two runs on five hits in the seven-inning victory. Isom struck out five without issuing a walk to lower his ERA to 3.79.

The two teams got through an inning and a half, before the skies opened up and heavy rains began to fall at Braun Stadium, delaying the game for an hour and 28 minutes. After the tarp came off, McKibban set the tone for the rest of the game by driving the first pitch he saw from Bradley (21-19, 4-11 MVC) starter Cameron Roegner into right field for a single, sparking a two-run UE rally. Ramon followed with an RBI doubled down the line in left, before sophomore Josh Jyawook capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly to left.

Evansville broke the game open with seven-run third to take a commanding 9-0 lead after three full innings. The first four Aces' batters reached base in the frame, as sophomore Shain Showers picked up an RBI, when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score the first run of the frame. McKibban then scored junior Kyle Pollock with a fly ball to center, before Perry collected an RBI with a single to shallow left. Later in the inning, Mahon drove in two runs with a double down the left field line and Kaczmarski highlighted the rally with a run-scoring triple to right.

After putting just three runners on base through the first five innings, the Braves got on the board in the top of the sixth on Max Murphy's two-run homer to left, cutting UE's lead to 9-2.

Evansville responded by scoring three runs in its half of the sixth and Isom retired BU in order in the top of the seventh to give the Aces a 12-2, run-rule victory.

"I hope we have a great crowd (Tuesday against Southern Indiana)", Carroll said. "This is great for the city to have two very competitive baseball clubs going head-to-head. Hopefully the weather holds off and we have a great crowd to come and support both teams. Coach (Tracy) Archuleta does a great job out on the west side and we have a good confident bunch that is going in the right direction here at UE."

* UE Tennis Falls To Drake In MVC Championships

Evansville’s No. 2 doubles team of Marketa Trousilova and Marina Moreno won their 8th-consecutive match, but Drake fought back in singles play to earn a 4-1 victory in the opening round of the Missouri Valley Conference Team Championship at Gregory Street Tennis Courts.

Trousilova and Moreno defeated Nell Boyd and Maddie Johnson by an 8-6 final in the second flight. In the top flight, Natasha James and Kelsey Costales were victorious, taking an 8-6 victory over Klavdija Rebol and Lea Kozulic as the University of Evansville earned the opening point of the match.

James and Costales improved to 13-5 this season when teamed together while Moreno and Trousilova finish the season 14-1. Third flight doubles saw Mariel Ante and Jordan Eggleston earn the win over Mina Milovic and Andjela Brguljan, 8-1.

After falling in doubles play, the Bulldogs fought back to take all four singles flights with two being unfinished. No. 3 singles saw Johnson defeat Moreno, 6-1, 6-2. In the fourth flight, Boyd got past Costales, 6-3, 6-1.

No. 5 singles featured Eggleston moving past Brguljan, 6-2, 6-0. Milovic was defeated by Kozulic in the sixth flight, 6-4, 6-1.

The two unfinished matches were at flights 1 and 2. Top singles saw MVC All-Select Team member Trousilova face Rebol. Trousilova earned the win in the first set and held a 1-0 lead in the second. James took on Ante and fell in the opening set, 7-6, but led 1-0 in the second.

Evansville finishes the spring with an 8-13 mark while Drake improved to 15-5. The Bulldogs are set to face host Illinois State on Saturday. The Redbirds defeated UNI by a 4-0 final in the opening tilt of the day.

Five out of six UE players return for next season, including a stellar senior class that will include James, Milovic and Trousilova. Today also marked the final match for MVC Scholar Athlete Team member Kelsey Costales. The MVC SAAC representative garnered her first scholar-athlete honor on Thursday, earning a place on the first team.

* Costales and Trousilova Recognized by MVC

A pair of University of Evansville women’s tennis players were honored by the Missouri Valley Conference for their work on and off the court on Thursday evening at the annual awards banquet in Normal, Ill.

Kelsey Costales earned a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team while Marketa Trousilova earned a pair of honors. For the second time in as many seasons, Trousilova was named to the MVC All-Select Team while also notching a spot on the Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention squad.

Costales, a senior for the Aces, earned her first MVC Scholar-Athlete honor. The communications major has posted a 3.428 GPA in her time at Evansville. She has been extremely active in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and began serving as the MVC SAAC representative in the summer of 2013.

Since teaming up with Natasha James this spring at No. 1 doubles, the duo has gone 12-5. They also won four out of six league matches this spring.

Trousilova had a stellar season for the Aces, combining to go 20-9 in singles play and 21-8 in doubles. Her efforts excelled in dual action in the spring. She has gone 13-6 in singles while going on a roll in her last 14 doubles tilts. After joining Marina Moreno, the duo has gone 13-1 while winning seven matches in a row entering the MVC Team Championship.

In the MVC, her efforts have been just as impressive. She is 4-1 in league singles matches while posting a 5-1 mark in doubles, all coming with Moreno. Their lone loss was an 8-7 defeat at Southern Illinois in the conference opener.

Last season, Trousilova earned a pair of MVC postseason honors. She and James were named to the All-Conference Team and No. 1 doubles while she also earned a nod on the All-Select Team. She was 15-3 in singles and 16-3 in doubles in the spring of 2013.

Also a communications major, Trousilova has posted a 3.688 GPA since arriving at UE for the spring semester of 2013.

2014 Valley Women's Tennis All-Conference

No. 1 – Julia Schiller, Wichita State
No. 2 – Rebecca Pedrazzi, Wichita State
No. 3 – Maddie Johnson, Drake
No. 4 – Nell Boyd, Drake
No. 5 – Jordan Eggleston, Drake
No. 6 – Veronika Blaskova, Wichita State

Klavdija Rebol, Drake
Marketa Trousilova, Evansville
Phyllis Tigges, Illinois State
Anita Lee, Southern Illinois
Natasha Tomishima, Southern Illinois
Lucia Kovalova, Wichita State

No. 1 – Madeliene Baillon/Phyllis Tigges, Illinois State
No. 2 – Anita Lee/Korey Love, Southern Illinois
No. 3 – Julia Schiller/Abby Stevens, Wichita State

Player of the Year:
Julia Schiller, Wichita State

Freshman of the Year:
Ariel Dechter, Bradley

Coach of the Year:
Colin Foster, Wichita State

2014 Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete First Team
Carly Miles, Bradley
Maddie Johnson, Drake
Kelsey Costales, Evansville
Kadi Ilves, Illinois State
Heather Nisbet, Illinois State
Phyllis Tigges, Illinois State
Anita Lee, Southern Illinois
Korey Love, Southern Illinois
Montse Blasco Fernadez, Wichita State
Veronika Blaskova, Wichita State
Lucia Kovalova, Wichita State

2014 Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention
Adele Henke, Bradley
Marketa Trousilova, Evansville
Gisela Cairo Baza, Southern Illinois
Natasha Tomishima, Southern Illinois
Rebecca Pedrazzi, Wichita State


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